Keto Chocolate Bark Three Ways: Almond Joy, Orange, & Peppermint
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Keto chocolate bark is a wonderful and festive treat to share with family and friends.
Ready for a simple keto chocolate bark recipe with three crowd-pleasing variations?
Regardless of your sweet cravings, you’ll love this keto chocolate bark recipe in any of our three flavors: Almond Joy, Orange Hazelnut, and Peppermint – they’re all SO good!
Choose classic Peppermint Bark if you’re a sucker for the sweet minty crunch of a Christmas candy cane. Or if you love the winning combination of coconut and almond, heavenly Almond Joy is sure to be your bestie. Have a sophisticated palate? Orange Hazelnut not only looks beautiful with bright bursts of orange rind, but the taste is also pretty momentous!
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Our basic recipe allows for easy customization.
One of the coolest things about our keto chocolate bark is that you can use our basic recipe as a platform to experiment with your own custom holiday bark creations. The sky is the limit when it comes to fun and unique combos that would work fabulously together.
I bet you already have most of the ingredients to make this keto chocolate bark on hand!
The basic recipe is made up of eight fairly common keto pantry items. In fact, the only thing that I didn’t already have available was the unsweetened Baker’s chocolate. Get creative with the toppings and add-ins.
Brave chocolatiers have gone as far as to add sugar-free gummy candies, keto marshmallows, rosemary, and even bacon. Duh—I suppose the latter is a keto no-brainer!!
Tips for making the best keto chocolate bark:
- If you don’t own a double boiler, simply stack a metal or glass bowl on top of a saucepan. Be sure the bowl fits nice and snug. Put 1 to 2 inches of water in the bottom pan. Heat the pan on medium to medium-high heat. Make sure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water when it’s inserted into the pan. Now you’re ready to rock and roll!
- You can also just melt the chocolate layer together in a small saucepan over low heat. Just watch it very closely to make sure it doesn’t burn!
- When spreading your layers onto the parchment paper, don’t try to be a perfectionist. Once the toppings are on and the bark is cut, it will look beautiful. I promise!
- For the best eating experience, I highly recommend munching on your bark straight out of the freezer. When brought to room temperature, the bark will soften and lose the hard, classic texture of traditional chocolate bark.
Keto Chocolate Bark, 3 Ways
yield: 16 SERVINGS
prep time: 20 MINUTES
cook time: 5 MINUTES
total time: 25 MINUTES
A festive and low-carb chocolate bark recipe with three simple and delicious variations.
- 5 tablespoons block cream cheese (brought to room temperature)
- 5 tablespoons coconut oil
- 6 tablespoons keto confectioners sweetener
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract (if you're not using a variation, then use add an additional 1/8 teaspoon)
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate bar
- 3 tablespoons keto granular sweetener
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Variation #1, Classic Peppermint Bark:
- 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 tablespoons sugar free peppermint candy, crushed (used for topping)
Variation #2, Almond Joy:
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 tablespoons coconut flakes, unsweetened (used for topping and in cream layer if desired)
- 3 tablespoons roasted almonds, crushed (used for topping)
Variation #3, Orange Hazelnut:
- 1/4 teaspoon pure orange extract
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange rind (used in cream layer)
- 3 tablespoons hazelnuts pieces (used for topping)
Score! A thumbs up from our picky eater!
Hmmm… Suddenly our freezer is getting a whole lot of action!
Here’s what my Hip sidekick Emily had to say about this chocolate keto bark:
“Yum! This was so fun to make! I love chocolate bark, especially around the holidays. I’ve definitely been missing it since starting keto. The “almond joy” flavor is my favorite! I think next time I might try an almond espresso flavor. Like the recipe says, the bark does get soft at room temperatures, so keep this tasty treat in the freezer!”
Up Next: Bake these keto snowball cookies!